John Gorrie's Ice Machine

The ice machine created by Dr. John Gorrie

Rangers can explain and demonstrate the highly complex operations of Dr. Gorrie’s impressive machine, which he designed to convert water into ice in order to air condition sickrooms. This was an attempt to alleviate his patients' suffering and possibly cure them of yellow fever and malaria that once infested the area.

Over a half century was to pass before the true genius of this esteemed man of medicine and community leader would be fully recognized.